Not the "new" question though--the most ancient and most troubling...
but I am reminded too, of my brother, who was also a kabbalah student, that he battled his scientific mind against what he, himself, confessed could be self-induced hallucinations.
("Is Religion a "virus" of the mind?")
The problem becomes tho--as I discovered--that if you take the scientific approach with validation (I actually wrote some readings by hand and sealed them) the result still would--and did--belie even self-doubt.
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My own mother is quite the pragmatist. And yet, in her social circles, she had an experience that she seldom talks of to this day.
My neighbor was killed in an offshore explosion in 1968. The widow's best friend and cousin was vacationing in the Bahamas at the time and communication was at best, "iffy".
My mother, after an emotional day of comforting the bereaved, 'saw' her, in a carousel-type restaurant, a high-rise with an incredible view and later she said she almost vomited, thinking, "Come home"--it was that intense.
and yep, the woman called and did indeed cut short her vacation.
and yes, you guess it, she later described the situation, and how she suddenly became ill during dinner, in that state-of- the-art revolving restaurant, when she had this urge to phone home.
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I know, I know, most folks believe their mother is a remote-viewer. But dammit, I do believe mine IS!!!